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Voting Members

Eligibility for voting membership shall be offered to the following individuals:

  1. all current professional marathon swimmers on either the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit or the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit.
  2. any coach, trainer, parent or spouse of all current professional marathon swimmers on either the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit or the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit.
  3. any former professional marathon swimmer who previously competed on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit, the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit, or other races on the previous World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation circuit or International Marathon Swimming Association circuit.
  4. any athlete who has competed for and received cash money or prizes in an open water swimming or triathlon competition anywhere in the world.
  5. any coach, trainer, parent or spouse of these athletes (listed in Provision (4) above).
  6. any former or current officials, volunteers, escort crew members, kayakers, paddlers, rowers, pilots, and organisational staff who help host or organise any channel swim, marathon swim, or open water swimincluding all races on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup, FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix, World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation, or International Marathon Swimming Association circuits.
  7. interested individuals who pay the annual fees or dues for voting membership.
Eligibility for non-voting membership shall be open to any swimmer, coach, trainer, kayaker, paddler, rower, pilot, crew member, organisational staff, or interested individual who shall pay the reduced fees for this membership level.
Members in both voting and non-voting categories may resign at any time. Voting and non-voting members may be asked to leave the WPMSF either for failure to pay dues as outlined below.